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24255 Pacific Coast Hwy #1683 Malibu, CA 90263 whitney.irick@pepperdine. (951) 229-9134 EDUCATION PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY Malibu, CA Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Double Emphasis in Print/Online & Broadcast with an Outside Concentration on Political Science Expected 2015 Current GPA: 3.5/4.0 Honors: Deans List (2011-Present); Golden Key International Honor Society (2012-Present); Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society for Communication Students (2014-Present) Activities: Society of Professional Journalists, treasurer (2012 - Present); Communications representative on the Waves Athletic Advisory Board (2012 - Present) JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE NBCUniversal Universal City, CA Social Media/Digital Intern Jan. 2014 Present Writes stories that are published on and Researches complicated issues, including civic affairs and political matters Coordinates and executes special projects, such as the 2014 Winter Olympics social media campaign Composes updates, tweets, pins, Facebook, and Instagram posts as the NBCLA news entity PEPPERDINE GRAPHIC MEDIA Malibu, CA President, Online Managing Editor, Anchor, V-logger, Assistant News Editor, & News Assistant Aug. 2011 Present As current President and Managing Editor of the Graphic Online Daily, oversees a staff of more than 60 student reporters, v-loggers, producers, writers, and photographers Oversees all production functions and operations of the daily online website Anchors and writes scripts for G News, the Graphics first ever weekly news show Shoots and edits field video clips weekly using Avid Editing software Researches and reports on news in the greater LA area for publication in print and/or online Created, designed, and edited newspaper pages for an award-winning weekly publication using InDesign KWVS 101.5 FM Malibu, CA Creator and Co-host Aug. 2011 Present Creator and Co-host of Malibu After Dark radio show on KWVS, Malibus only radio station GOOD MORNING MALIBU (TV32) Malibu, CA Crew Member Aug. 2012 April 2013 Served as a live studio crew member and cameraperson for a weekly live talk-show broadcast Worked as a computer graphics operator, teleprompter operator, and floor director NEWSWAVES (TV32) Newswriter Responsible for writing news stories to be broadcast on a weekly live news show WORK EXPERIENCE SHERRY GABA, LCSW, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, AUTHOR & LIFE COACH Calabasas, CA Social Media Marketing Intern June 2013 Dec. 2013 Managed all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, etc. Analyzed performance data to further improve marketing techniques via social media Performed research, wrote, and published a weekly blog on Everyday Health and Beliefnet SKILLS Adobe InDesign, Avid Media Composer, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube, EZNews, iNews, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Windows and Mac OS Platforms, AP Style, Wordpress


Aug. 2011